The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold

It has been 69 Days since Booster Gold last appeared in a DCnU comic book.

 Movies as Sequential Art

Monday, October 12, 2015

For Consequence of Sound, Ben Kaye considers the impact that a Booster Gold movie could have on a unified DC Movie Universe:

Comic-like multiverses have worked before with Smallville and look to be on the right track with The Flash and Legends [of Tomorrow]. It doesn’t take a huge leap to see how DC could use characters like Booster Gold and Rip Hunter to establish a wider net for their complex of universes in a way that allows all of their properties to exist in the same field, if not the same timeline.

For Kaye's whole argument, check out
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 30 Years of Funny Pages

Friday, October 9, 2015

On the very first panel of the very first page of the very first Booster Gold comic, readers were introduced to Blaze Comics. "BC" would go on to produce the Booster Gold comic within the DC Universe, making Booster Gold a comic book character who appeared as a comic book character in a comic book.

Before Booster Gold, the most famous story to include a comic-within-a-comic must "Flash of Two Worlds" (The Flash #123, 1961). That story introduced the multiverse to readers of DC Comics when Barry Allen of Earth-1 read comics about the adventures of his predecessor Jay Garrick of Earth-2.

Because Booster Gold debuted after the multiverse-killing Crisis on Infinite Earths, his comic-within-a-comic must be about his own adventures. If you think about it, this sets up a meta-textural Droste effect, an infinite recursion of Booster Gold comic books including Booster Gold comic books.

(Could Grant Morrison have been inspired by this concept? His Animal Man stories in which superhero Buddy Baker learned he was a comic character wouldn't be published until several years later.)

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What was Dan Jurgens thinking by starting his new comic with the story of the creation of a comic? Was Jurgens revealing the true, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of Booster Gold volume 1? To find out, I asked him.

I took that approach because I thought it was something readers might genuinely enjoy. There was something fun about the idea of a comic within a comic.

In retrospect, I kind of wish I had taken a couple of issues to actually build up to it.

Jurgens must have done something right. Blaze Comics has gone on to appear in both video games and movies in the years since its debut.

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I also asked Jurgens whether Blaze editor Skip Andrews or artists Benny and Marty were intended to be representative of any particular real-world people. Benny and Marty evoke referenes to Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, creators of the bestselling Teen Titans comics. Did Wolfman and Pérez ever return the favor and put Jurgens in one of their comics?

I wouldn't go that far with Benny and Marty, though there may be a hint of truth to it. In a way, they were based more on the idea of team books and their creative teams of that era.

Skip Andrews was more of an amalgam, based on several editors I knew at the time.

As for any Dan Jurgens doppelgänger, that's a story still waiting to be told!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who looks forward to reading that story.

The True Story of Booster Gold

Thanks to Dan Jurgens for putting pencil to paper and giving us such great comics.
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 What Do You Want To Watch?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hey! Most of you are about the same age as Booster Gold. Go figure.

Last week's poll question: How old are you? (56 votes)

How old are you?

So Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are going to be in a movie together. But what kind of movie is that going to be?

This week's poll question: What style would be the best fit for a Booster Gold movie?

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 New Old Releases: Remember Convergence?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

If you've been trade-waiting for Booster Gold's Convergence appearances, your time has come at last.

Today sees the release of both the hardcover collection of the entire Convergence mini-series and the softcover Convergence Zero Hour Book One. The latter is a collection of several two-part Convergence mini-series, including Convergence: Justice League International #2 notable for the inclusion of Booster Gold wishing Blue Beetle a happy birthday.

If that's not enough Booster Gold for you, there's more coming. DC will be releasing Convergence TPBs all month. Both issues of Convergence: Booster Gold will be reprinted in Convergence Infinite Earths Book Two at the end of October.
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 The Blot's Sketchbook Strikes Back

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Blot had a busy summer. He picked up these fine sketch commissions for his Booster Gold sketchbook at Space City Comic Con:

Norm Rapmund draws Booster Gold for The Blot Says Scott Kolins draws Booster Gold for The Blot Says Sean 'Cheeks' Galloway draws Booster Gold for The Blot Says

From left to right, that's the work of Norm Rapmund, Scot Kolins, and Sean Galloway as the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd drawings in The Blot's Booster Gold sketchbook. You can see them and the other 20 pieces in much larger detail at The Blot Says' Flickr page. Thanks, Blot!
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